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730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.4
(730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.4)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-1.4)
(a) "Crime laboratory" means any not-for-profit
laboratory registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the
United States Department of Justice, substantially funded by a unit or
combination of units of local government or the State of Illinois, which
regularly employs at least one person engaged in the analysis
of controlled substances, cannabis, methamphetamine, or steroids for criminal justice
agencies in criminal matters and provides testimony with respect to such
(c) In addition to any other disposition made pursuant to the provisions
of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, any minor adjudicated delinquent for an
which if committed by an adult would constitute a violation of the Cannabis
Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or the Steroid Control
Act shall be required to pay a criminal laboratory analysis assessment of $100
Upon verified petition of the minor, the court may suspend payment of
all or part of the assessment if it finds that the minor does not have the ability
to pay the assessment.
The parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the minor may pay
some or all of such assessment on the minor's behalf.
(d) All criminal laboratory analysis fees provided for by this Section shall
be collected by the clerk of the court and forwarded to the appropriate
crime laboratory fund as provided in subsection (f).
(e) Crime laboratory funds shall be established as follows:
(1) Any unit of local government which maintains a
crime laboratory may establish a crime laboratory fund within the office of the county or municipal treasurer.
(2) Any combination of units of local government
which maintains a crime laboratory may establish a crime laboratory fund within the office of the treasurer of the county where the crime laboratory is situated.
(3) The State Crime Laboratory Fund is hereby created
as a special fund in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and in addition to any other transfers that may be provided by law, on August 20, 2021 (the effective date of Public Act 102-505), or as soon thereafter as practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the remaining balance from the State Offender DNA Identification System Fund into the State Crime Laboratory Fund. Upon completion of the transfer, the State Offender DNA Identification System Fund is dissolved, and any future deposits due to that Fund and any outstanding obligations or liabilities of that Fund shall pass to the State Crime Laboratory Fund.
(f) The analysis assessment provided for in subsection (c) of this
Section shall be forwarded to the office of the treasurer of the unit of
local government that performed the analysis if that unit of local
government has established a crime laboratory fund, or to the State Crime
Laboratory Fund if the analysis was performed by a laboratory operated by
the Illinois State Police. If the analysis was performed by a crime
laboratory funded by a combination of units of local government, the
analysis assessment shall be forwarded to the treasurer of the
county where the crime laboratory is situated if a crime laboratory fund
has been established in that county. If the unit of local government or
combination of units of local government has not established a crime
laboratory fund, then the analysis assessment shall be forwarded to the State
Crime Laboratory Fund.
(g) Moneys deposited into a crime laboratory fund created pursuant to paragraph
(1) or (2) of subsection (e) of this Section shall be in
addition to any allocations made pursuant to existing law and shall be
designated for the exclusive use of the crime laboratory. These uses may
include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) costs incurred in providing analysis for
controlled substances in connection with criminal investigations conducted within this State;
(2) purchase and maintenance of equipment for use in
(3) continuing education, training, and professional
development of forensic scientists regularly employed by these laboratories.
(h) Moneys deposited in the State Crime Laboratory Fund created pursuant
to paragraph (3) of subsection (d) of this Section shall be used by State
crime laboratories as designated by the Director of the Illinois State Police. These
funds shall be in addition to any allocations made pursuant to existing law
and shall be designated for the exclusive use of State crime laboratories or for the sexual assault evidence tracking system created under Section 50 of the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.
These uses may include those enumerated in subsection (g) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-377, eff. 8-16-19; 102-505, eff. 8-20-21; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)